Turkey Foot Campground


Area Status: Open
War Fork Creek

Turkey Foot Campground, located on London Ranger District, is nestled along the banks of War Fork Creek in Jackson County. The road into the campground is fairly steep and may be unsuitable for vehicles towing large trailers. The creek is stocked with trout throughout the year. A playfield with a horseshoe pit is located t the end of camping sites alongside the creek. All of the campsites are wooded.

Directions: From US 421 take KY 587 north and turn left onto Forest Road 4 (Turkey Foot Road). Follow FR 4 to FR 345 (Elsam Fork Road). Turn right onto 345 and follow signs to the campground. From Arvel take KY 587 south and turn right onto Forest Road 4 (Turkey Foot Road). Follow FR 4 to FR 345 (Elsam Fork Road). Turn right onto 345 and follow signs to the campground.

From Berea: From I-75, take Berea Exit 76. Head east on KY 21. Stay on KY 21E (Big Hill Road) approximately 5 miles until it ends at US 421. Turn right (south) on US 421. Take US 421 west for approximately 18.4 miles to McKee, KY. Turn left onto KY 89. Travel approximately 3 miles on KY 89N and turn right on Macedonia Road for 0.5-mile. Turn left on Forest Service Road #4 (Turkey Foot Road) for 1 mile. The road turns to gravel. After 1.9 miles, turn left onto Forest Service Road 345 (Elsam Fork Road) and follow signs to the campground.

Each site is equipped with picnic table, fire ring, tent pad, and lantern pole. There is no water, electric or dump station available in the campground. All of the sites are within easy walking distance of the creek.

Use caution at the low water ford across the creek at the campground entrance. Do not cross if flooded. Low lying areas are prone to flooding, so be alert for flooding when driving, camping or crossing streams in this area. 

Campfires are permitted in fire rings only. Make sure fires are out before retiring at night or when leaving your campsite.

View Turkey Foot Campground Guide & Map (pdf)

Trails nearby:
Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail #100. A portion of Section 19, from Turkey Foot Campground to Jackson County Road 376, is open to off-highway vehicles less than 50" wide.   
Turkey Foot Loop Trail System #303 (4.5 miles) - hiking only

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Picnic tables
Open Season: Open all year - Open all year
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Rules and Regulations
Closest Towns: McKee, KY
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: The London District Office has temporarily relocated to the US Forest Service/US Army Corps of Engineers Resource Managers Office on KY 1193 between Holly Bay Marina and Laurel River Lake Spillway and Beach (view map). Call 859-428-7706 before visiting.

General Information

Directions:

Directions: From US 421 take KY 587 north and turn left onto Forest Road 4 (Turkey Foot Road). Follow FR 4 to FR 345 (Elsam Fork Road). Turn right onto 345 and follow signs to the campground. From Arvel take KY 587 south and turn right onto Forest Road 4 (Turkey Foot Road). Follow FR 4 to FR 345 (Elsam Fork Road). Turn right onto 345 and follow signs to the campground.

From Berea: From I-75, take Berea Exit 76. Head east on KY 21. Stay on KY 21E (Big Hill Road) approximately 5 miles until it ends at US 421. Turn right (south) on US 421. Take US 421 west for approximately 18.4 miles to McKee, KY. Turn left onto KY 89. Travel approximately 3 miles on KY 89N and turn right on Macedonia Road for 0.5-mile. Turn left on Forest Service Road #4 (Turkey Foot Road) for 1 mile. The road turns to gravel. After 1.9 miles, turn left onto Forest Service Road 345 (Elsam Fork Road) and follow signs to the campground.


Accessibility:

The toilets are developed for accessibility. 


Parking:

Parking is available at the campground. 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

All campsites are wooded. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, grill, tent pad and lantern pole. The campground has no water, electricity or dump station. All sites are within an easy walking distance to the creek. 

General Info:

Permits & Regulations
No. of Sites 15
Reservation Info Sites are not reservable.
Fire Information Campfires are permitted in fire rings only. Make sure fires are out before retiring at night or when leaving your campsite.
Sleeping Shelter None

Amenities

Picnic tables: Picnic tables are available at each campsite. The picnic area near the creek has six tables.
Tent camping: The campground has 15 tent campsites.
Accessible: The toilets in the campground are accessible.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.467825

  Longitude : 
-83.917371